The net that came with my machine seems too loose to use so I may check ebay for one of these.
I have a little stand that sits by my machine and has a guide on the top. Works really great for me. Cost was about $10 US from my dealer.
I've just followed the link and the picture looks remarkably like the guide I made with a large bodkkin fixed to the top of my machine with a lump of blutack!
try a bit of panty hose just cut of a strip and fasten it around the thread reel just so that is grips the thread but does not stop it unwinding. this will not slow down the the thread being drawn off on demand but will stop it slipping off and wrapping around it self when tension is lessoned as the bar comes back up.
annie in the uk
Gayle, that sure looks like a great little tool - I have a stand next to my embroidery machine - that has it's on little guide. Thanks for sharing this.
Thread nets are your best answer.
Check out the link below.
Hugs n roses, Meganne
BTW, I just bought a Singer thread guide for a vintage machine, from Terry's on Ebay, cost $US 3.25 should do exactly the same thing.
You can often pick up these bits and pieces at antique or goodwill stores that get old machines, actually I think my old knitting machine thread guide would probably fit too.
I learnt a long time ago, that if they add the words, quilting, sewing, doll-making, scrap-booking, crafting,,, etc. to a product, it meant they could triple or quadruple the price of the item for sale.
I bet you'd even find something like that spring at a wrecking yard. :-)
I have read comments by others that they love their Wonder Thread Guides. I personally don't need one, yet. But, if I find that I do, I will gladly buy one. I've only heard good things from the folks who use them.
LouAnn, WELCOME to the CUTE family.